Yesterday morning we had a group of enthusiastic children running around the hall. Nigel gave a very clear talk on David being anointed king and explained how David was a picture of Jesus Christ as the Anointed One, the Christ, and that just as David, one man, defeated Israel's great enemy, so Jesus, one man, defeated our great enemy on the cross. We are very thankful for the privilege of teaching these children about Jesus!
In the afternoon we decked the hall with table cloths and fancy tea sets in preparation for our annual tea party. The room was filled with chatting people, all enjoying the music, tea, buns, and company. The tea party is a great opportunity to share the gospel each year.
In the evening, our youth group began with lots of fun games and tasty food. The first talk was given by John Graham on Samson, and we learnt many powerful lessons from his life regarding the temptations we all face in our lives and how we must fight them. One important point that was highlighted was that Samson, at the end of his life, prayed for God's strength to return to him, because he was powerless in himself. We must realise that we are powerless and need God to strengthen us to fight the good fight.
Paul said in Colossians 1:29 "For I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me." This is what we must all realise when sharing the gospel on go teams: we must pray that God would powerfully work in and through us, or else we're kidding ourselves.
This morning, Yvonne Wilson is doing the kid's talk and David Matthess is doing the teen's talk this evening. Please pray for both!